Thanks Ringo

Talk to your hearts content.....but keep it sweet! No record sales, live events listings or ebay labba labba.

Moderator: B&F Moderator

Thanks Ringo

Postby Qoelet » Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:26 am

Ringo,

Thanks for pointing out the B&F CD bargain on ebay on the snwf forum the other day.
I managed to pick up seven or eight B&F CDs I should have bought long ago, all for the princely sum of 30 quid, including p&p from the U.S.

Nice one.

Cheers,

Q
Omnia sunt communia
Qoelet
 
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:20 am
Location: London

Postby Ringo » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:39 am

Nice one Q, that's a good bargain.

So what is that book about then?
Ringo
 
Posts: 4283
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:17 pm

Postby Qoelet » Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:01 pm

Ringo,

Amazon says Q is a convoluted historical thriller about a papal spy (Q) trying to keep a lid on the Reformation, particularly on the Anabaptist radicalism which is its form most dangerous to the social order, and for decades he watches, and occasionally gets in close and betrays. The man sometimes known as Gert is his opposite--all the more so because he hardly knows of Q's existence--the idealist who is caught up in the same events: Luther's sermons, the rise and fall of Thomas Muntzer, the disastrous People's Republic of Munster.
Parallels are being struck all over the place with radicalism in the 20th century--part of what makes Gert a memorable voice is a combination of zeal, pragmatism and survival instinct that keeps him one step ahead of the Inquisitors for 30 years and enables him to, for example, do serious damage to the Holy Roman Emperor's favourite bankers. In the end, Gert and Q are left with more in common than the past they share--the rules are changing and the board is being cleared, and there is time for one last crucial intervention... This is ingeniously plotted, and full of vividly realised scenes of 16th century life; if it has a fault, it is that we live through every day of three tumultuous decades, every sermon and theological treatise, in exhausting detail.
I don't consider that a fault though. It's a fantastic book and a gripping page turner.

Yours,

Q
Omnia sunt communia
Qoelet
 
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:20 am
Location: London

Postby Ringo » Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:30 pm

Sounds interesting. Are you familiar with The Illuminatus! Trilogy? Sounds similar in terms of scope and ambition.
Ringo
 
Posts: 4283
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:17 pm

Postby Qoelet » Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:36 pm

I know of it, but have never read it. I am bogged down in the history of the reformation and other related topics at the moment.
Light reading before my bedtime prayers. :wink:

Q
Omnia sunt communia
Qoelet
 
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:20 am
Location: London

Postby Anonymous » Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:39 am

Penned by Jamaican born, former Watford player, Luther Blisset.

Apparently..........

One of the many books I must read someday.

Baldy.
Anonymous
 


Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], lionpawsoundsystem, Yahoo [Bot] and 13 guests